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In response to Sepp Blatter’s criticism of Brazil’s World Cup preparations, President Dilma Rousseff says that Brazil will give the world the ‘Cup of all Cups’

Rousseff and Blatter at the World Cup draw in December
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Dilma Rousseff has adopted a boastful tone in response to recent criticism made by Sepp Blatter.

In an interview with Swiss newspaper 24 Heures on Sunday, the FIFA president said that Brazil was further behind schedule than any previous host despite having seven years to prepare for the event.

Brazil’s president responded firmly, emphasising through her Twitter account that both the Brazilian people and the tourists have faith in the preparations. She cited the high demand for tickets as evidence of this and outlined Brazil’s credentials as World Cup hosts.

“Tourists will have the opportunity to get to know this multicultural and thriving country. A Brazil that is facing the challenge of ending poverty and creating opportunities for all. The demand for tickets to the games - the largest in all Cups - shows that fans around the world rely on Brazil. We love football and for that reason we will host this Cup with pride and make it the Cup of all Cups.”

Brazil has faced numerous problems since they were awarded the 2014 World Cup and several stadiums are yet to be completed. Indeed, some are only likely to be ready just months before the competition is due to start.


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